TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man accused of driving Maurice Clemmons away from the Seattle area coffee shop where he killed four police officers made his first court appearance Wednesday.
Darcus Allen is a convicted murderer who did time with Clemmons in an Arkansas prison. He was charged in Tacoma with rendering criminal assistance, pleaded not guilty and was held without bail.
Two women alleged to have given Clemmons fist aid and rides after the shooting at a Parkland coffee shop early Sunday also appeared in Pierce County Superior Court. Each was ordered held for 72 hours on $500,000 bail.
In all, six people have appeared in court after being arrested for investigation of helping Clemmons avoid police during a frantic two-day manhunt.